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VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Healthcare organizations turning to wide range of vendors in pandemic

A new KLAS report found that organizations have turned to a wide range of vendors – most frequently those providing telehealth technology – to help provide care amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Most notable is the very high number of vendors that organizations have adopted: the 174 respondents who report heavily utilizing [virtual care] technology mentioned… Read More »

Glossary of Vaccine Terms

A Acellular vaccine: Listen media icon[MP3]A vaccine containing partial cellular material as opposed to complete cells. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS): A medical condition where the immune system cannot function properly and protect the body from disease. As a result, the body cannot defend itself against infections (like pneumonia). AIDS is caused by the Human… Read More »

Are You Eating A Heart-Healthy Diet?

A heart-healthy lifestyle involves regular exercise, a balanced diet, and steering clear of fast foods and other damaging vices, such as smoking. An unhealthy heart can lead to a string of illnesses, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and increase susceptibility to viral attacks. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of what constitutes a… Read More »